tractor_morgan Posted January 14, 2008 Share Posted January 14, 2008 Hi Everybody, I have a 53'reg'd Defender Crew Cab, which has developed a fault with the drivers door - trying to unlock with the key. I discovered this was due to the door interior panel coming away from the door frame, and the interior door lock mechanism being out of alignment with the door lock, i.e. if you push the interior door panel up to the door frame, the door locks/unlocks perfectly on the key. However, on closer inspection I have discovered that the reason for the interior door panel coming away from the frame, is due to the door frame itself having what appears to be a fatigue crack/tear (breakage) in the top rail, just to the left of where the plastic frame for the door lock knob is screwed to the door (where is changes into a flat'ish rail. Our local land rover dealer suggests that this is not common, but our Defender has only done 60K in four years and is not abused etc. I can't believe it. Has anybody else had a similar experience with Defender drivers doors? I can take a picture if anybody wants to see it. Many Thanks - Peter (tractor_morgan) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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